Everybody Welcome. Come join the activities, field trips, competitions
This club was founded in 1946. present members are comprised of amateurs, professionals and everything in between.
The Flint Lensmen Camera Club meets on the 1st and 3rd Thursdays of each month September through May, unless otherwise announced. Occasionally we meet other times for field trips, lessons, get-together's, etc. We are now meeting at Faith Lutheran Church 12534 Holly Rd Grand Blanc, Mi 48439. If you would like to contact us, please use the email on the right side of this page. If you would like to attend we meet from 6:30 - 8:30 pm. Please be there at or before 6:30, it is required that we lock the doors, if you will be late please send an email ahead of time so someone can be at the door when you arrive.
*Note: if the weather is bad, check the radio and/or TV for school closings. We will not have a meeting if schools are closed.
See above and below for December Photos (from last meeting), subject was "FURNITURE".
Update: We had our Christmas Party the first Thursday this month. Photo viewing was on the 19th. You can see some of them above and below. We have decided to cancel the first meeting in January since it is the day after New Years day. We will meet again the 3rd Thursday in January the 16th. That will also be a photo viewing meeting. You must be a paid member to participate. See subject in section below. We have also issued a photo to all members to post edit and bring in to the next meeting to see what some of the different takes will be. Should be quite interesting. If you are interested in attending a meeting please contact us with the email in the column on the right side of this page.
Just a reminder dues are due in January for the upcoming year.
As mentioned in the Welcome column to the left we
meet at Faith Lutheran Church in Grand Blanc,12534 Holly Rd.
The Club visited the Detroit Model Railroad Club in Holly Mi in March for a photo shoot. Was a fun time as in past visits. This also allow for the club to do some learning experience on several post editing programs. The Model Railroad Club has used several of the Clubs photos in their calendars in the past.
There is a new category added to the competition/review list. (Cell Phone)
We have added new members to the club all year. I would like to welcome them all, and hope that they will be able to learn and grow with all of our members.
We had a field trip to the Steam Engine Society in Owosso, in early spring. Was given a tour of the yard, Engines work shop and round table for Photo opportunities. Had several members attend.
The club started an Instagram page last spring. (Looking for a member to take charge of this.) The HUB will connect to this page They would like us to post photos of Flint and activities in Flint and surrounding area that they can then post on there page. They are looking for photos that make a connection with Flint and greater Flint area. In need of a member to take charge of this.
Members feel free to utilize the website. Non-members can visit and contact us through the website address in the contact section to the right. You do not need to be an annual paying member to attend meetings. All are welcome. Though you will need to be a paid member to utilize the website.
Only paid members of the club can post photos.
Annual dues have been reduced to $20.00
Meetings are on the 1st and 3rd Thursdays September through May.
at Faith Lutheran Church 12534 Holly Rd Grand Blanc, Mi 48439.
Park and enter through the doors in the back of the building.
Starting at 6:30 pm and lasting till around 8:30. First meeting of the month is usually a learning night with members doing demonstrations or lessons on or about editing and photo taking tips/ideas.
Second meeting is photo review of the photo categories listed below.
You do not need to be a member to attend.
You do need to be a member to enter photos in the monthly photo review.
Competition Criteria: You can enter photos in each category:
Open, Subject, Nature, Modified, [Monochrome (black & white)], exhibition & cell phone
Any 'altered' photos should be entered in the Open or Modified categories. This does not mean normal post editing like exposure, contrast, shadow, highlight, tone, misc. This would be photos that are comprised of more than one or merged items, or extremely altered.
We no longer have a monthly competition. It is a photo review by the club with member suggestions and input. It allows members to see the creativeness of other members and to question and learn new Technics and methods of taking as well as editing their own photos. Members are ask to bring their photos on a thumb drive to the 2nd meeting of the month (3rd Thurs), they are loaded to the club laptop for viewing. Photos need to be grouped together by categories for ease of loading to computer. Each member is encouraged to elaborate on their photos but not required ( what inspired them to take the photo, where, when & how, any special editing or procedures used to take the photo). And ask for or share tips for improving their photos as well.